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Join us at MongoDB Europe in London

mLab is joining the MongoDB family! This is a great time to learn more about MongoDB 4.0’s new features, new tech and methods with the experts who built MongoDB. MongoDB Europe is happening in London on November 8th. You will be able to connect with the MongoDB community as well as learn from MongoDB’s experts. […]

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mLab is becoming a part of MongoDB, Inc.

Today we are announcing that mLab is being acquired by MongoDB, Inc. mLab’s Story When we launched mLab in 2011 we were one of the first companies to offer a Database-as-a-Service. The value proposition to developers was simple and powerful. Instead of self-hosting and managing what is arguably the most complex and difficult-to-manage layer of […]

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mLab Shared plans now available in AWS Germany (Frankfurt)

We’re excited to announce that we are now offering Shared Cluster plans in the AWS eu-central-1 (Frankfurt) region. AWS users who host their applications in Germany can now provision low-latency, budget-friendly production MongoDB databases in the same region. Visit mLab’s create deployment wizard if you’d like to create a new Shared Cluster database. For a […]

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After Migrating to mLab, ZIG360 is Ready to Optimize Your Professional Networking

Our latest case study explores ID360’s new application, ZIG360. ID360 is a global company providing training and coaching to individuals and businesses worldwide, empowering clients to design and execute networking strategies that develop the right relationships and alliances. Building on ID360’s experience helping clients in this industry, ZIG360 is the company’s new application for planning […]

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Cambly Makes Learning English Interactive and On-Demand with mLab

Check out our latest case study with Cambly. The Cambly founders set out to create a service that could enable anyone (from anywhere) to learn English through instructive conversations with native speakers — and to do so on-demand. To facilitate platform development and grow a global business, Cambly relies on mLab to manage the growing […]

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GetHuman Saves $30,000 Annually with mLab

We’re excited to share our newest case study with GetHuman. GetHuman helps consumers get in contact with hundreds of major companies more quickly — slashing the time spent on hold and the need to navigate phone trees. The GetHuman team has also recently launched Swish, a budgeting app designed to make managing personal finances accurate, […]

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Update on Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

mLab is aware of CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754 (aka, Meltdown and Spectre). Our infrastructure service providers have worked for the past month to update systems globally. It is our understanding that this work has been completed, although we are working with our providers to stay updated on whether further maintenances will required. Our engineering team […]

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Using MongoDB $indexStats to identify and remove unused indexes

Proper indexing is critical to database performance. A single unindexed query is enough to cause significant performance degradation. It is relatively easy to spot a missing index using mLab’s Slow Query Analyzer, but the tool doesn’t provide an obvious way to identify and remove indexes that aren’t actually being used…

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Counting Down the Parse Migration

On January 28, 2017 Parse will be fully retired. To help with the transition, mLab has published a comprehensive guide to migrating Parse data onto an mLab-hosted MongoDB database. This guide aims to help existing Parse customers by highlighting migration best practices and addressing commonly asked questions that we’ve handled migrating over 8600 applications to […]

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How to choose a DBaaS? Check out our piece in DZone

DZone recently asked us to contribute an article on choosing a Database-as-a-Service provider. I was excited to write this because it gave us a chance to summarize some of our experience hosting hundreds of thousands of MongoDB deployments over the past five years. The piece, titled How to Choose a DBaaS, is also part of […]

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